After 12 years, the Best of Canada Design Competition remains the only awards program in Canada focusing on interior design projects and products without regard to size, budget or location. We welcome submissions from designers, architects, craftspersons and students.
This year, we received 146 entries from across the country. The level of creativity was impressively high. The five judges had their work cut out winnowing the field to 35 nominees and, after further discussion, 20 winners.
We would like to thank our panel of judges: Inger Bartlett, of Bartlett and Associates; Jamie Cheveldeyoff, owner of Koma Designs; Annick Mitchell, chair, Ryerson School of Interior Design; Bruce Stratton, principal, G. Bruce Stratton Architects; and Paul Syme, partner in 3rd Uncle design.
The projects were each judged anonymously and on their individual merit. Whenever a conflict of interest between judge and project arose, that judge was given the option to leave the room or simply abstain from the debate.
Congratulations to the 20 winners and 15 honourable mentions, who were feted at the Best of Canada Awards Gala at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada on Sept. 25th, at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre.